Take your wedding reception to new heights by hanging décor from the ceilings and rafters. Suspended wedding installations add some serious wow factor to your reception, but instead of flowers, we love it when couples opt for fresh greenery — pretty garlands, delicate vines, and leafy branches.
We've been obsessed with floral chandeliers for quite a while — their ability to transform a wedding reception space is truly breathtaking. This new take on the hanging classic is just as fresh, albeit a little greener. Decorating with leaves, vines and other greenery is not only unique and unexpected, but it's way more wedding budget friendly since greens tend to be much more affordable than fresh flowers.
Hanging greenery overhead is also a great way to make your reception space feel larger — the leafy decorations will draw guests' eyes upward, making the ceilings seem taller and the room feel more spacious. Plus, a hanging greenery installation is a great way to create a focal point in the space since the piece will likely be the first thing guests see once they set foot in the reception. Not to mention the stunning way these installations really seem to bring the outdoors in. Looking to liven up your hotel ballroom with a vineyard feel? Suspending a slew of vines or branches above your dinner tables will infuse the room with nature. Bonus: You'll also save space on your tables by hanging the decorations overhead — something to seriously consider if you're serving a family-style wedding menu or if you're just running out of reception-table real estate.
To help get you inspired, we've gathered together 17 of the most beautiful and creative aerial arrangements to ensure your wedding reception is a cut above.
Photo: Your guests will be delighted to dine alfresco beneath a wooden arbor draped in greenery and hanging candles.
Photo: Greg Finck